Employees in Germany have the right to reduce their working hours. Since this legislation was introduced in 2001, the proportion of part-time employees has increased significantly.
With what it calls bridging part-time work, the Federal Government wants to make it easier for parttime employees to return to full-time employment. The implicit assumption behind this initiative is that there are many part-time workers whose desire for full-time work remains unfulfilled.
In recent years, temporary work has not been booming as strongly as it was in the years before the crisis of 2009. The question arises as to whether this flattening of growth is primarily a...
The case of Germany
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